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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
ATR-1 Class Rescue Tug (Wood Hull):
Laid down, 26 January 1944, at Lynch Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA.
Launched, 2 September 1944
Commissioned USS ATR-40, 39 April 1945, LTjg. P.A. Tyndall in command
During World War II USS ATR-40 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
USS ATR-40 was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.7 Target Vessel Group - Salvage Units for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
Decommissioned, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, disposed of in 1946, fate unknown
Displacement 852 t.(lt) 1,315 t.(fl)
Length 165' 6"
Beam 33' 4"
Draft 15' 10" (lim)
Largest Boom Capacity 4t.
Fuel Capacity 1,400 Bbls NSFO
one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
Ships' Service Generators
two turbo-drive 60KW 120 volts D.C.
one Prescott Co. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
two Foster Wheeler "D"-type boilers 200psi °sat
single propeller, 1,600shp
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||USS ATR-40 at Bikini Atoll during "Operation Crossroads," washing down the battleship USS New York (BB-34), one of the target ships, after the atomic bomb test. The wash down was done using water from the contaminated lagoon.
US Navy photo.
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There is no DANFS history available for USS ATR-40 at the NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
ATR-1-class Rescue Tug Illustration by Vern Bouwman
Last Updated 8 July 2016
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